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Payment Methods

Accepted Forms of Payment

Students: To make an online payment on your student account, login to  My OHIO Portal  (accounts tab) to access your My OHIO Student Center. Under the Finances section select “Make a Payment.” This will direct you to our online payment processor. Please be sure to turn off any pop up blockers for your browser.

Authorized Users:  To make an online payment, login to your  Authorized User  account. Please be sure to turn off any pop up blockers for your browser.


The Office of the Bursar accepts the following types of payment:

  • eCheck (available online only):   No service fee is charged for this option. You will need to provide your bank’s routing number and your checking or savings account number.  If you have questions regarding the correct numbers to use, please contact your financial institution. Do NOT use the numbers on your debit card. Dishonored ACH payments are charged a $25.00 service fee.
  • Credit Card (available online):   A service fee of 2.9% is added to the total payment. This is a fee charged by our payment processor; Ohio University does not receive this additional fee. MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express are accepted.
  • Credit Card (in person at regional campuses only):  Only students attending that particular regional campus can pay in person at the Regional Campus Student Services Office with a credit card. MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express are accepted.
  • Personal Check, Cashier’s Check, or Money Order (available by mail or in person):  Payments should be made to the order of Ohio University. Dishonored checks are charged a $25.00 service fee. Please include your OHIO PID number in the memo line of the payment.
    • By mail: 
      Office of the Bursar
      P.O. Box 960
      Athens, OH 45701
    • In person:
      010 Chubb Hall (Cashier's window)
      Monday - Friday; 8:00am to 4:30pm
      - OR -
      Regional campus student services office
  • Cash (available in person only on Athens Campus):
    010 Chubb Hall (Cashier's window)
    Monday - Friday; 8:00am to 4:30pm
  • Wire payment – U.S. and international:   Ohio University’s online payment processor, CASHNet® works with Western Union to offer competitive wire transfer exchange rates.  See the video links below to learn how to make a wire payment from your My OHIO portal or Authorized User Account (referred to as our School Portal in the video).  This option can be used for both U.S. and International wire payments.
  • Athens Campus is not capable of accepting payments of any kind over the phone. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Additional Payment Options

529 College Savings Plan

Payments should be initiated through your College Savings Plan provider  at least two weeks before any payment due date. Many times, Ohio University will receive 529 payments on behalf of a student in the form of a paper check through the postal service. Ohio University has no control over transit time, so initiating 529 payments as soon as possible is highly encouraged.

Ascensus College Savings, one of the nation’s largest administrators of 529 plans, has partnered with our payment processor, CASHNet®, to offer School ePay.  School ePay enables payers to make electronic tuition payments from participating 529 accounts directly via your My OHIO Student Center or Authorized User account.    To verify if your plan is participating chose the “Link my 529 Savings Plan” payment option when selecting your online payment method.  Participating plans will be presented.  Linking your 529 Savings Plan is an optional service.

Financial Aid

Awarded financial aid will be listed on your My OHIO Student Center.  Financial aid will be applied to your student account if you have qualified for assistance and have completed the requirements of the aid. If you are expecting financial aid and your account does not have an award listed, please contact the  Office of Student Financial Aid  at 740.593.4141, option 1.

Payment Plan

If you are unable to pay your tuition and fees by the first due date for a term, you can enroll in the payment plan, which will split the balance of the current term into installments. Students who wish to enroll may do so by logging into their My OHIO Student Center and, under the Finances section, selecting ‘Enroll in Payment Plan’ from the dropdown menu. Authorized users may also enroll through the  Authorized User Portal.  Additional information may be found on our  Payment Plan  page.

Third Party Sponsored Students (Military/Tuition Assistance/Employers)

If your tuition and fees will be either partially or fully paid by a third-party sponsoring organization (your company, the military, or other sponsor), you must provide tuition assistance forms or other billing authorization to the Office of the Bursar by the Due Date of your account charges. Additional information may be found on our  Sponsored Students  page.

Students participating in employer tuition reimbursement programs may be responsible for covering their tuition charges out of pocket to be reimbursed by their company at a later date. Please check with the human resources or tuition reimbursement area within your company for specific information. Students participating in tuition reimbursement programs will be held to the due dates listed on the student account.